Week one is winding down and now is the start of where several fantasy owners are looking to bounce back from their opening-week loss. Don’t throw in the towel as fantasy is a weekly game. You still have plenty of time to get right and you can start the process by grabbing these waiver-wire adds for the week.
This weeks waiver-wire adds are based off CBS owner percentages that are 60% and lower.
Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts (39% owned)
He had a receiving and a rushing touchdown week one against the Jaguars. With what looks like a season-ending injury for Marlon Mack, Hines will easily slide into the RB2 role for Indianapolis and could serve as a flex going forward, especially in PPR. He’s a must add in all leagues.
Joshua Kelley, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (42% Owned)
The rookie came out of nowhere rushing for 60 yards and a score on 12 touches. Austin Ekeler had 19 carries and together they formed a good 1-2 punch in this backfield. If this continues and they can get Tyrod Taylor to utilize his running backs in the passing game, like Philip Rivers did in the past, he is a top priority in all leagues.
Peyton Barber, RB, Washington Football Team (4% Owned)
I love when running backs get 10+ carries in a game, and it definitely gets my attention when they get 17 carries and two touchdowns. What’s hard to stomach is that those 17 carries only turned into 29 yards. They may not be efficient carries, but if he continues to lead this backfield in carries, especially in the red zone, he should have some value. Let’s remember, this is Football Team, though.
Malcolm Brown, RB, Los Angeles Rams (40% Owned)
It was exciting to see Brown be productive after being named the RB1 for the Rams early last week. He looked pretty good rushing 18 times for 79 yards and two rushing touchdowns along with three receptions on four targets for another 31 yards. However, he has Cam Akers right on his tail as he had 14 carries. The leash is short, but they also might be going with a 1-2 punch moving forward until Akers gets himself more established.
James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (69% Owned)
Okay, this one is out of the range, but I couldn’t resist adding him in here. If Robinson is out there, GO ADD HIM NOW!!! Jacksonville wasn’t lying when it said that Robinson would be its bell cow as he had 16 carries for 62 yards and one catch for 28 yards. The Jaguars were in a positive game script week one, but Robinson is a must add and should be a low-end RB2 next week against the Titans.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (5% Owned)
The Packers’ offense was just rolling Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis. Aaron Rodgers went 32/44, 364 yards and 4 touchdowns. MVS was a beneficiary on one of those touchdowns and was tied for second with Aaron Jones in targets. He’s worth adding in leagues if you’re in need of a WR. Also if Allen Lazard (62%) is still available, he should also be added. This offense is looking hot already!
Robby Anderson, WR, Carolina Panthers (45% Owned)
He had a 75-yard touchdown reception from Teddy Bridgewater for Bridgewater’s only touchdown pass of the game. For a player who saw eight week-one targets on a team likely to be trailing in most games, he has my attention.
Russell Gage, WR, Atlanta Falcons (2% Owned)
The Falcons’ defense still looks like it will be giving up a lot of passing yards this season, so the only way to keep up with opposing offenses is to throw it. Gage was tied with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley with 12 targets and he finished with 114 yards on nine receptions. If you’re a team that went RB heavy in drafts, Gage is a must for you.
Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (38% Owned)
Like many of you, I myself was avoiding Williams once he suffered an AC joint sprain in his shoulder and was expected to miss multiple weeks going into the season. Sunday morning we hear he is questionable, and then we find out that he’s active for the team’s week-one game against Cincy. He did alright with the nine targets he saw as he caught four of them for 69 yards. If he is able to put together the type of season we think he can, he should easily put up WR2 numbers going forward.
Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (46% Owned)
Just when we thought Zach Ertz was the team’s top TE, Goedert emerged as the target and yardage leader in week one. If you’re like me and need a TE because you waited to get a late rounder like Blake Jarwin, put in a claim for Goedert now.
Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Football Team (4% Owned)
Thomas was a deep sleeper that I liked coming into the season. He scored a touchdown and had a team-leading eight targets. He’s worth a speculative add, especially if you miss out on Dallas Goedert and just lost Jarwin.